Chuck had an early love and respect for the outdoors and art. He would spend hours each day sketching images of fields, hillsides, and animals. He spent one year at the Art Institute of Cincinnati before before moving on to study at the California Art Institute, and he spent many years as an illustrator and graphic designer.
He is a member of the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, Ohio Plein Air Society, AIS, and OPA. Chuck has been published in International Artist Magazine, American Artist Magazine, and PleinAir Magazine.